On Monday 28th October 2013 Ricki Savage completed one of his ultimate goals, completing a full Marathon. He did so in a fantastic time of 3 hours and 10 mins. Unfortunately this joy was only momentary as Ricki was to collapse after crossing the finishing line. To the great sadness of his family and friends we lost Ricki on Wednesday 30th October 2013. Ever Since then, we have been working on a way to continue to honour his name and allow him to leave a legacy that raises awareness and money for charities close to him and his family’s hearts. In June 2014 we held our first 24 hour football match, over a hundred players and hundreds more spectators turned out to honour Ricki’s memory and help us raise over £15,000. 2015’s event was a 5-a-side tournament held at Margate Football Club. 160 players took part in what was a great day and helped raise thousands more for our chosen causes. We aim for 2017’s 24 hour memorial match to be the biggest and best yet and send us over the £50,000 mark of money raised since Ricki’s untimely passing.

The Event




15–16 April 2017

Bay Point Club, Sandwich, Kent
From 12:00pm Saturday

Minimim of 120 Players made up of Ricki’s friends, family, former colleagues and corporate sponsors.

Aim to raise a minimum of £20,000 in 2017 to be distributed amongst three charities.

Register To Play

Taking part in the Ricki Savage 24 Hour Memorial match is easy. By clicking the ‘Register Now’ button you will be redirected to our Virgin Money Giving page. Here you can make your donation that will count as registration to play.

Registration for the event is £60, this is your charitable donation to the cause, but in return you will receive access to the weekends festivities, a full kit to keep, a wristband that will give you perks over the course of the weekend as well as discounts on merchandise. When making your donation please remember to include your full name and to mention that it is a Registration Fee.

Remember 100% of your money is going towards these fantastic causes and in return you are getting a full weekends worth of fun and memories that will last forever!

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Our Charities

C-R-Y have been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).  CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.

1st St Lawrence Scout Group hold a special place with the Savage family and Ricki was involved with the scout group in one way or another for a large part of his life. The family still has close ties to the group and our donations will go a long way to keeping the group going for a long time to come!

The appeal to raise £108,000 for a bereavement suite at the hospital is approximately three quarters towards its target. The amount raised so far now stands at £93,500, which leaves £14,500 left to raise in order to provide the much-needed facility in the maternity wards. We hope to contribute a large part of this money needed from our event.


Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors involved in the 2017 Ricki Savage Memorial Football Match, without your support this event wouldn’t be possible. For more details on sponsorship benefits and investment packages download the our pack.

Sponsor Event


Our event will once again be having a Sporting themed auction, with some fantastic items that you wont want to miss. The previous auction raised thousands on the day and this one should be equally as successful!

Get in touch

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